Team members at our Tambopata reforestation center
I don't usually like to sound the drums for fundraising events-- it's always a little intrusive, and I apologize if I'm committing a similar annoyance now. What I want to share is a most unique opportunity to make your support of Camino Verde and our Amazonian reforestation work count extra. This Wednesday, July 15, all donations to Camino Verde through GlobalGiving will be matched!
The link is right here:
We've worked with GlobalGiving for 5 years now, and since they call us a Superstar they're offering 50% matching funds for all donations received while matching funds last. Please consider taking advantage of this rare chance to make your donation count more! If you give once this year, please make it the morning of July 15.
Help us become a Frontrunner on GlobalGiving to earn extra visibility and prize funds.
Thanks so much for your support. Read on to find out more about what we're doing now. And don't forget to join us on Wednesday, July 15th on GlobalGiving.
1. Biochar in the Amazon -- We're on the threshold of a new chapter for bio-char in the Amazon. With our bamboo groves happily growing, we're getting ready to gear up pilot bio-char production, showing how this technology can bring benefits to small farmers while sequestering enormous quantities of CO2. We couldn't do this unique work without you!
2. Camino Verde research team -- For 8 years, Camino Verde has planted trees that no one else has. And now our unique experiences in Amazonian reforestation will be documented as never before-- with the help of experience scientists and local students. Starting this year, expect to see Camino Verde in research journals and practical manuals. Future plans include a rigurous approach to documenting the benefits of bio-char for the Amazon!
3. The CV/CACE connection -- For those of you have followed our work closely, you know of how we reforested rosewood trees with the good folks of Brillo Nuevo native community and the Center for Amazon Community Ecology (CACE). Now CACE and CV are working closely together to share some of the unique gifts of deep Amazonia. CACE's upcoming Amazon Store will pioneer the way for socially-responsible direct trade, funneling profits towards ecologically sustainable best practices that truly align with community goals. A highfalutin way of saying helping farmers in the Amazon make a living by planting trees. We're excited to soon offer a few little products of the Camino Verde reforestation at the Amazon Store. We'll keep you posted.
4. The CV/Uganda connection -- Many of you asked, and yes, Camino Verde consultation work in Uganda appears to be on track to continue in coming years. We're grateful to be able to help the effort to plant trees in this remarkable country. Don't be surprised if you see a Camino Verde / Wise Women of Uganda project up on GlobalGiving soon.
Thanks again for your interest and support. Kind regards from Tambopata,
Research team members
Blossoms in the rainforest